Nobu Honolulu

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World renowned for its award winning "New Style" Japanese cuisine, Nobu continues to offer savvy diners across the globe a culinary adventure. Nobu Honolulu is yet another canvas for Chef Nobu Matsuhisa to display his legendary dishes, such as the Black Cod Miso and Yellowtail Sashimi with Jalapeño.

The Studio PCH designed restaurant, is nestled in the perennially hip and centrally located Waiea Tower. Nobu Honolulu stays true to the Nobu brand featuring décor to create an intimate and elegant atmosphere.
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Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Aloha! For all reservations on Christmas Eve, we require a credit card to hold your reservation. You have up to the day of at 4:30 PM to cancel. If you were to cancel after 4:30 PM or no show, you may be subject of a $25 per person charge.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Aloha! For all reservations on Christmas Day, we require a credit card to hold your reservation. You have up to the day of at 4:30 PM to cancel. If you were to cancel after 4:30 PM or no show, you may be subject of a $25 per person charge.

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Aloha! For all reservations on New Year's Eve., we require a credit card to hold your reservation. You have up to the day of at 4:30 PM to cancel. If you were to cancel after 4:30 PM or no show, you may be subject of a $25 per person charge.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

What 1907 People Are Saying
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4.5
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77% of people would recommend it to a friend
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T
Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent as usual. The service was excellent. I have never had a bad meal at Nobu.

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every dish was unique, exquisite and delicious. On point. Did not disappoint. Our server was exceptional. If we could afford to, wed do this weekly. Highly recommend this to anyone.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Birthday dinner

OT
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience4

Unfortunately we had terrible service. David was our server and he simply didn’t treat us as well as he treated his other tables. No explanation as to how the menu works, no recommendations, nothing. He went all out with everyone else but gave us the cold shoulder.

They totally mis-prepared my wife’s steak and overall the evening was a huge disappointment.

UPDATE: the restaurant manager saw my review and called me the next day. He apologized for the service and offered to make good on it. I appreciated the call and gesture and would give this place another try in the future.

LA
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious, a definite treat. It had come highly recommended by my friends and they were right!

J
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Exceptional as ever.

L
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place! Excellent foods & customer services! We definitely won’t be our last. I recommend for dating and business meeting too!

AC
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Biggest issue we had was wait time on entree’s. We ordered everything at beginning of dinner and asked for certain entree to come out first. We ordered app
( sushi roll) came out really quick then ordered fish course and ribeye. We asked for ribeye to come last which we received after sushi. It was ok nothing special and was under seasoned. Fish came a few min later which by this time we were disappointed so we cancelled. Dessert took really long too. The best part was Happy Hour. Apps were great and drinks came fast

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Shocking average for the restaurant with such a great reputation. Love the one in LA and The Bahamas. This one is weak. Left me extremely disappointed. I would call this an average at best attempt for Nobu.

k
Tokyo
9 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nobu is one of the best restaurants in Honolulu. The location was moved from Wikiki to Kakaako, but i t is still nice. I have a question to Open Table. Why don't get my 100 point which showed before I went to the restaurant?

OT
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and staff was very friendly. But after 370$ I was still hungry

i
Hawaii
10 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you’ve never tried the Shrimp Ceviche shooters, you haven’t done yourself any justice. I promise, you will feel the bang your palate has been missing. As usual, the black truffle king crab never disappoints as I’m watching over my shoulder watching to see if anyone is watching me scraping the shell clean. And yes, it’s that good you’re going to want to go back the next day and order it again. What can I say, this is my favorite restaurant in the entire world!!!! And don’t forget to order that bottle of Kenzo Estate Sauvignon Blanc Asatsuyu. I promise you will thank me in your review because it goes well with the food.

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sincerely one of the best dining experiences we've had. We've never been let down by the food and my significant other said that the sea bass is one of the best fish dishes on the island. Moreover, the service is authentically kind and attentive. I appreciated all of it.

OT
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. We had the omakase. each course was timed well and the wait staff made sure our waters were filled and finished plates were taken away quickly.

D
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding. Best Japanese food ever. It is on the pricy side, but it is worth it.

s
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the great quality of the food, never tasted better. The service was beyond what I expected. if not for the travelzoo i would have not been able to go...thank you Nobu for the travelzoo!

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Definitely paying for the name. The food is okay.

OT
Hawaii
30 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding. Amazing. Never fails to impress.

S
London
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Firstly, waiter did not confirm what tasting menu we ordered. He assumed and chose the most expensive. I asked if the cod was on the list and was told yes.

Then, cod never came. When I inquired, they sent a small tasting bite in lettuce and charged us for it.

Upon receiving the bill, I spoke to the waiter that we didn’t order the dearer menu. No wonder there was so much food. He asked if I wanted him to fix the bill. I declined because I expected him to be proactive and just do it given it was his mistake. Food quality was great but that ruined my experience and I was celebrating my 40th.

Lastly, they put us next to a table of 15 who were very loud.

Feedback so it doesn’t happen again to another patron.

r
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was Our first time at any Nobu restaurants it was an amazing experience. Will definitely come back! Thank you for the dessert surprise that at the end.

B
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very pleasant dining experience for myself and my guests. The food and presentation was exquisite. A plus was being served coffee after dinner in a Japanese restaurant. It was a most welcome surprise. Would absolutely love to frequent this restaurant once again hopefully in the very near future.

LS
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we hoped for and more

s
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nobu was everything we hoped it would be and it delivered. Amazing service and the food was so on point. Black miso cod and jalapeño yellowtail were perfect. My wife got the omikase menu set and they made sure everything I ordered was not included with her dishes. Can’t wait to go back for our 10th anniversary.

T
Hawaii
10 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service. Outstanding food. I’ll be back.

PT
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The good is okay but not substantislly better than your run if the mill Japanese place. Actually, i would rate my local as better and it doesnt come with a shocking bill at the end of it. I wont be back mostly because the price is unjustified.

HT
Hawaii
26 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good was excellent, service five star

TL
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! First time here and we will be back. The food was delicious and authentic!

AT
San Antonio
5 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

server was great, food was incredible & the entire experience was amazing for wife’s 22nd birthday.

P
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The sushi and black cod were amazing. The cup sushi was so delicious and a really cute presentation. Some of the food, however, address way overpriced for what it is. Obviously yoy pay for the name, not necessarily for the food. Either way it was enjoyable. I do prefer the old Nobu where it was more traditional and food wad less "fusion".

OT
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience5

Bad sushi. High prices
I ask for a plate and the guy just offer me another thing. So I hate that,

JP
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

We went to Nobu for a special occasion and had the Honolulu tasting. Overall it was ok, the pace of the food was inconsistent. We were either rushed to eat for the next course or waited too long. We found shells in our food and the servers didn't explain the dishes properly. Your hostess NEED to thank the customers when they leave. The dress code isn't enforced, dudes in baseball caps & shorts...When spending $$$, a thank you is appreciated and at the minimum expected. Also, as we were leaving a drunken/ passed out person was lying in the front door. Unacceptable. The bottom line, we live in Honolulu and most likely will not return again.

RR
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent food. Service was very good but probably not as good as our previous visits. Considering it is a 5 star restaurant with an international standing, a standard of dress should be enforced

N
Hawaii
87 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great dining experience. Food and service were excellent.

CU
Hawaii
273 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another amazing experience produced and directed by an awesome staff. It’s great to feel both relaxed and pampered while you enjoy some of the most creative Asian/French styled food(French technique). Order anything that as uni in it!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The creative Japanese food was truly a experience. Edwin our waiter was very attuned to what we wanted to eat as well as making recommendations that wowed us.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my son and daughter-in-law there for a celebration. Everything about this place was five star. I had a hard time reading the value because it was very pricey but I thought it was worth it. I actually planned on spending more than I did spend. The rice squares with salmon and the Seabass and actually anything that the waiter recommended was superb.

VP
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Great service, food was okay! Malibu def. wins

NY
Salt Lake City
19 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was great!! First time to Nobu and will definitely add to my list of go to places. The server offered great recommendations and the Cherry dessert was amazing! Thanks!

OT
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

WF
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Nobu's happy hour which is Monday - Friday until 7 pm. The food on the HH menu is great, though not of great volume. The drinks are extremely good. Our Server Nicholas was excellent. People watching is part of the fun. The music/tv volume was a little high. That was my only complaint.